UD men’s basketball head coach Anthony Grant named to NABC Board of Directors

UD men’s basketball head coach Anthony Grant (center) joins an elite list of coaches on the NABC Board of Directors, cementing his place among college basketball’s most influential coaches. Photo courtesy of Griffin Quinn, Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

Last year’s National Coach of the Year, University of Dayton men’s basketball head coach Anthony Grant accepted the invitation to join the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors Wednesday.

Joining Grant is Texas head coach Shaka Smart, with their appointments effecting immediately, according to a press release.

“I am honored to be selected to the NABC Board and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members on behalf of our student-athletes and fellow coaches to continue to move the game forward,” Grant said.

Grant is entering his fourth season in charge at UD and is coming off his best season at any stop after the Flyers’ incredible 29-2 season. Along the way, Grant picked up consensus National Coach of the Year honors, including from the NABC.

“Anthony Grant and Shaka Smart are two of college basketball’s most respected voices,” said NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson. “In addition to their success on the court, they have shown a commitment to addressing the issues that impact our game and the coaching profession. They will be valuable additions to the NABC Board of Directors.”

Among the list of coaches on the board include John Calipari (Kentucky), Bob Huggins (West Virginia) and Tom Izzo (Michigan State). Paul Estepp (Cedarville) is also a Director in the NABC board.

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